Dam Safety (Pennsylvania)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Applies to States or Provinces||Pennsylvania|
|Name||Dam Safety (Pennsylvania)|
|Policy Category||Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Environmental Regulations, Safety and Operational Guidelines|
|Affected Technologies||Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small)|
|Implementing Sector|| State/Province
|Start Date|| 1978
|Program Administrator||Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection|
|Primary Website|| http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/dam_safety/10501
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The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Dam Safety provides for the regulation and safety of dams and reservoirs throughout the Commonwealth in order to protect the health, safety and welfare of its citizens and their property.
This division is required to assure proper planning, design review, construction review, maintenance monitoring and supervision of dams and reservoirs. This requirement is mandated by the Dam Safety and Encroachments Act, as amended, and the Pennsylvania Code. The division directs and coordinates field investigations with regional offices on authorized projects during construction; provides program guidance and coordination to regional program staff in the periodic inspection of all existing dams to determine their condition and safety; and directs, coordinates and develops policies and technical standards in the area of dam safety for the Department.
|Contact Name||Roger Adams, P.E.|
|Department||Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection|
|Division|| Bureau of Waterways Engineering and Wetlands, Division of Dam Safety
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||The Dam Safety and Encroachments Act (32 P. S. § § 693.1—693.27)|
|Date Enacted|| 1978
|Authority 2:|| DAM SAFETY AND WATERWAY MANAGEMENT